Loved.

Loved.   ‘Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’ 1 John 4:8 ‘We love because he first loved us’ 1 John 4:19 ‘love one another as I have loved you’ John 13:34   Read: Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:18-24 Some sickness is easy to diagnose, like blotches on skin or a fevered brow. …

‘Good Friday’…

Hello Friends, It’s been a while since I wrote, because I have been working on another project. I’ll let you in on that in Just a moment… Well here we all are, sitting at home waiting for the storm to pass, waiting for the rainbow at the end of all this darkness.  None of us…

That Day, This Day, One Day… Life in the Now and Not Yet

We live in the now and the not-yet, the space where darkness and light meet, the no-mans-land between the battle-lines of the Kingdom of God and the encroaching kingdom of darkness. As the battle rages around us, sometimes we fall, sometimes we stand, but always Light is on the move, confronting darkness with never fading…

Letting Go

In fear, in stress, in “I’ll show you” In fetal ball my heart curls closed Like my fist All clenched tight All knuckled white Primed for self defence Primed for emptiness Letting go is lighter Letting go is braver Letting go is opening, Opening hand and heart Opening to the possibility that control is not…

Finding Life

Finding Life (on a walk in Holywell on our 12th wedding anniversary)   If we push through, hurry past rush by and move fast… We may miss the small things. Small things like.. Glory Wonder Grace Small things that breath life into dark and empty spaces, Hurried, harried places. Places in the heart that have…

Beauty Loves the Beast

I decided to post something a little different this month; A little work of fiction, with a hint perhaps of non fiction… ‘People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.’                                …

God. Is. With. Us.

I love Christmas. The carols, the wonder, the traditions, the too-much-food-only-eaten-once-a-year. It is the time of year I most miss being with my family, the time when living over seas is most costly, not in money but in feeling, the feeling that comes when you are surrounded by those who know and love you most….

I See You.

I pulled the car out of the white-water rush of traffic, parked and jumped out. I was in search of last minute potatoes in the middle of down town Kingston rush hour. Traffic fumes assaulted the senses at every turn, traffic noise beat at ear drums, a cacophony of chaos. The small street stall had…

Waves

‘Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.’ John Muir There is a little girl I know who loves to jump the waves. I did not meet her until recently, though I have known her for three years. I work with…

‘Love Is As Love Does…’

Laughter fills the air in our kids club birthday celebrations, laughter, shouting, energetic glee, all seasoned with a pinch of mayhem and a cup full of chaos. Every child gets cake, every birthday-child gets a gift, and every leader get exhausted. It was just after one of these crazy birthday programmes that Kelecia (one of…

“So Can God Save Your Life?”

“We run the place yu know” said the gunman, casually revealing his semi-automatic weapon. The midnight air (pregnant with tension and the smell of weed) wrapped darkness around both he and my husband on the deserted road leading down into Majesty Gardens. David drew a breath, “Actually, God runs the place” he said calmly, his…

A Small Corner in the Sun

One of the places I love most in all the world is here in Jamaica, in the small corner in the sun where the river meets the sea at Frenchman’s Cove. This is a place awash with  memories of family moments. It is also the place where my four year old son first learned to…